Conference Day 1

MONDAY 13 MAY 2019

Please note that the programme featured below is provisional and may be subject to change. 

Session 1.0.1: Keynote session

9:00

Welcome address from host port

Osório Lucas, Chief Executive Officer, Maputo Port Development Company, Mozambique

9:10

Opening address from host rail authority

Anísio Bainha, Executive Board Director, CFM, Mozambique

9:20

Keynote address

Hon. Carlos Mesquita, Minister of Transport and Communications, Ministry of Transport & Communications, Mozambique

9:40

Attracting foreign investment to drive the Ports and Rail industry to new heights

Lourenco Sambo, Director General, Agency for Investment and Export Promotion, Mozambique

10:00

Panel discussion: Intra-African trade: Building sustainable economic development and integration
  • The role of Ports and Railways to speed up transit and regional trade flows in SADC
  • The role of State Owned Enterprises to form Corridor Strategic Alliances across the region with key
  • Operators to facilitate the movement of transit cargo and regional trade
  • The role of Ports to ease the flow of goods through feeding corridors
  • How Mozambique and hinterland countries can cooperate to improve rail connectivity
  • How Mozambique government legislation can facilitate port-rail integration

Moderator: Kristina Abudo, Port Authority Director, Maputo Port Development Company, Mozambique

Panelists:
Andre Ciseau, Secretary General, Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa, Kenya
Osorio Lucas, Chief Executive Officer, Maputo Port Development Company, Mozambique 
Anísio Bainha, Executive Board Director, CFM, Mozambique
Johny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, TransNamib Holdings Limited, Namibia

 

11:00

Networking coffee break

Session 1.0.2: Boosting regional trade, integration and connectivity

A series of updates from leading experts and corridors providing insight into challenges and opportunities for improving regional trade and connectivity.

Chairman: Trudie Nichols, Partner, Bowmans, South Africa

11:30

Corridor development to enhance African Trade: The role of Corridor Management Institutions

Clive Smith, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Walvis Bay Corridor Group, Namibia

11:50

The value proposition of servicing the South African, Eswatini (Swaziland) and Zimbabwe hinterland markets using rail corridors to Maputo

Tejas Nataraj, Chief Executive Officer, DP World – Maputo, Mozambique

12:10

Nacala corridor as integrated logistics solution: Port and Rail

Mario Moura, Port Director, Port of Nacala, CDN&CEAR, Mozambique & Malawi

13:00

Lunch

Session 1.0.3: Ports spotlights session

A series of updates from ports authorities and terminal operators providing insight into challenges and opportunities for ports development.

Chairman: Andrew Pike, Head of Ports, Transport and Logistics, Bowmans, South Africa

14:00

Maputo Port update

Osório Lucas, Chief Executive Officer, Maputo Port Development Company, Mozambique

14:20

South Africa spotlight

Moshe Motlohi, General Manager Corporate Affairs & External Relations, Transnet National Ports Authority, South Africa

14:40

Vanilla Islands spotlight

Andre Ciseau, Secretary General, Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa, Kenya

15:00

Angola spotlight

Domingos Fortes, Commercial Director, Port of Luanda, Angola

15:20

Namibia spotlight

Elias Mwenyo, Manager: Business Development, Namport, Namibia

16:30

End of day 1

Networking Function

Conference Day 2

TUESDAY, 14 MAY 2019

Please note that the programme featured below is provisional and may be subject to change. 

Session 2.0.1: Infrastructure, investment and development

A series of updates from industry experts on major commodities that is driving infrastructure development forward and the types of funding and investment opportunities available.

9:00

Key success factors for hinterland expansion through intermodality port-rail

Joan Miquel Vilardell, Partner: Africa & Europe, ALG Global, Spain

9:20

Driving infrastructure development forward

Pietro Toigo, Country Manager, African Development Bank, Mozambique

9:40

Coal as market driver for port and rail infrastructure development

Alok Shrivastava, Chief Executive Officer, International Coal Ventures Limited, Mozambique

10:00

Analyzing the potential trade and investment impact of the expanded Nacala Port and Logistics Corridor

Roelof Van Tonder, Business Development, Africa House, South Africa

10:30

Networking coffee break

Session 2.0.2: Rail spotlight session 1

A series of updates from rail authorities and operators around Mozambique and hinterland countries providing insight into both maintenance and development projects.

11:00

Update on major rail projects in Mozambique

Senior Representative, CFM, Mozambique*

11:20

Zambia spotlight

Christopher Musonda, Managing Director, Zambia Railways Limited, Zambia

11:40

Namibia spotlight

Johny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, TransNamib Holdings Limited, Namibia

12:00

Zimbabwe spotlight

Samson Bhuza, Director: Operations, National Railways of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe

13:00

Lunch

Session 2.0.3: Rail spotlight session 2

A series of updates from rail authorities and operators around Mozambique and hinterland countries providing insight into both maintenance and development projects.

14:00

Swaziland spotlight

Bhekithemba Dlamini, Director of Engineering, Swaziland Railway, Swaziland

14:20

Botswana spotlight

Boineelo Shubane, Director Operations, Botswana Railways, Botswana

14:40

Moatize-Macuse rail project update

Orlando Marques, Chief Executive Officer, Thai Moçambique Logistica, SA, Mozambique

15:30

End of conference